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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27396–27402

Beam steering using optical parametric amplification in Kerr medium: a space-time analogy of parametric slow-light

Gil Fanjoux, Eric Lantz, Jérémy Michaud, and Thibaut Sylvestre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27396-27402 (2012)

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In a way analogous to a light pulse that can be optically delayed via slow light propagation in Kerr-type nonlinear media, we theoretically demonstrate that beam steering and spatial walk-off compensation can be achieved in noncollinear optical parametric amplification. We identify this effect as a result of the quadratic phase shift induced by parametric amplification that leads to the cancellation of the spatial walk-off and collinear propagation of all beams though they have different wavevectors. Experimental evidence is reported of a soliton array steering in a Kerr slab waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Spatial Solitons in Nonlinear Materials

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

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Gil Fanjoux, Eric Lantz, Jérémy Michaud, and Thibaut Sylvestre, "Beam steering using optical parametric amplification in Kerr medium: a space-time analogy of parametric slow-light," Opt. Express 20, 27396-27402 (2012)

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